11 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Champion big wave surfer McNamara makes light reggae that brings Jack Johnson closer to Bob Marley, and his debut album, A Dollar Short & A Minute Late, has the kind of breezy, acoustic guitar pop tunes you'd sing around the campfire after a day on the ocean. "Jam with You" sways with buoyant horns and a slippery rhythm that Hawaiian crew The Late Ones ride with relaxed rapping. "Deep Water" turns paddling out to sea into metaphor, the singer expressing his troubles while a rolling beat waits to guide him home.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Champion big wave surfer McNamara makes light reggae that brings Jack Johnson closer to Bob Marley, and his debut album, A Dollar Short & A Minute Late, has the kind of breezy, acoustic guitar pop tunes you'd sing around the campfire after a day on the ocean. "Jam with You" sways with buoyant horns and a slippery rhythm that Hawaiian crew The Late Ones ride with relaxed rapping. "Deep Water" turns paddling out to sea into metaphor, the singer expressing his troubles while a rolling beat waits to guide him home.

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About Landon McNamara

Singer/songwriter Landon McNamara was born and grew up in Oahu, Hawaii in a family full of award-winning surfers. Before pursuing musical aspirations, McNamara both surfed competitively and had a bright modeling career, appearing in various campaigns including a music-centric feature for American Eagle. He grew up listening to Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix, and was also a neighbor with easygoing singer/songwriter Jack Johnson, watching Johnson simultaneously excel at both music stardom and surfing -- and feeling inspired to follow a similar path. In 2016 he began work on his debut album, A Dollar Short & a Minute Late, working with producer Noah Cronin on the album's acoustic reggae-tinged pop songs. The album was released in December of 2016 and quickly climbed the charts, sitting for a time at number one on digital and Billboard reggae charts. In October of 2017, McNamara responded to mass shootings in America and abroad with his socially conscious single "Loss for Words." ~ Fred Thomas

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